It would not be an understatement to say that Joss Whedon and his television shows – Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly and Dollhouse – have shaped my life. I started watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer at 10, and I just never really stopped watching Whedon shows. Or movies. But I liked Whedon before he was cool, AKA before The Avengers came out. Continue reading
It’s hard to believe that our demon-saving heroine, Buffy Summers, just turned 33 (But, according to Sarah Michelle Gellar’s tweets, she thinks she just turned 30!) When Buffy the Vampire Slayer first premiered in 1997, our little Buffy was only 16! Where has the time gone? Better yet, where are our beloved characters that graced our screens with witty remarks (thanks to Xander) or left us with crazy nightmares (I still shudder at the thought of “The Gentlemen” knocking on my door in the middle of the night to steal my heart)?
I decided to find out for myself what the “Scoobies” are up to outside their alter egos. Continue reading
With so many small screen blood suckers to choose from, picking a favorite television vampire might not be easy, but reflecting on the most entertaining vampires to hit the airwaves sure is! From recent hits like True Blood and The Vampire Diaries to cult favorites like Buffy and Moonlight, we’ve round up some of our favorite TV vampires and are asking you to vote on which one is your absolute favorite. Spoiler alert for all you fans who are not up to date on your vamper show of choice, you might not want to read any further unless you’re ready for spoilers on who’s been turned… Continue reading
Back in October, I heard feminist media critic Anita Sarkeesian talk about what constitutes a strong female character, and it changed my life, literally, and forever changed the way I watch TV.
Sarkeesian created a web series called Feminist Frequency in which she looks at stereotypes and tropes that are often associated with women in pop culture. Usually, she talks about why these ways of simplifying women can be harmful to society as a whole. She also gives lectures at universities across the United States, which is how I met her. Continue reading
Hollywood bigwigs make it sound so dirty, but is being labeled a “cult hit” in the television and movie industry really all that bad? No in the slightest. In fact, productions who get branded with the title should feel honored. Continue reading